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Daniel Merritt, Jr., MD

General Surgery
Physician Group: 
UT Health East Texas Physicians
Practices At: 

UT Health East Texas HOPE Cancer Center - Tyler

721-A Clinic Drive
Tyler, TX 75701

UT Health East Texas Physicians Tyler - General Surgery

700 Olympic Plaza, Ste. 510
Tyler, TX 75701

UT Health Tyler

1000 S. Beckham Ave.
Tyler, TX 75701

Daniel B. Merritt, Jr., MD, is a board-certified general surgeon at UT Health East Texas Physicians in Tyler who sees patients about 5 years old and older. He offers minimally invasive surgeries for a variety of diseases such as gallbladder, appendix, stomach, small bowel, colon and rectal, hernias, thyroid disease, skin cancers and more.

He became a general surgeon because he enjoys both the technical challenges of surgery as well as getting to know and building relationships with his patients. He believes that the relationship between the surgeon and patients is critical to a patent’s recovery.

“While I can’t undergo the surgery for the patient, my role is to prepare them for every step of the way from illness to full recovery, and guide them through those steps. So much of modern healthcare is unknown and sometimes very difficult for a first-time patient. It can be intimidating and frightening. My goal is to minimize these issues so my patients can get back to their normal lives.”

Dr. Merritt is employed as a clinical faculty physician at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler under the UT Tyler School of Medicine.

Board Certifications: 

American Board of Surgery, Board Certification


Residency: General Surgery, Texas A&M Scott & White Hospital and Clinic, Temple

Doctor of Medicine: Texas A&M College of Medicine, College Station

Bachelor of Science: Biology, Southwestern University, Georgetown